Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing fleets /Opposing plans /The battle of the Philippine Sea /The aftermath /Further reading /Index
A highly illustrated study of the Solomons campaign in 1943-44 from Guadalcanal, as the US forces advanced through the island chain, to the vital Japanese base at Rabaul.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
"A succinct summary of the battles on the air, land, and sea and should be a welcome addition to anyone who has an interest in the war in the Pacific." - IPMS / USA